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  • BUSINESS

    Syria and Trump-Xi talks keep investors on sidelines

    Business, Published on 10/04/2017

    » Recap: Markets were rattled late last week after US cruise missiles struck a Syrian air base, while global investors moved to the sidelines pending the outcome of talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Safe-haven assets such as the yen and gold soared and oil prices also surged. The formal promulgation of the country's 20th constitution, ensuring an election sometime late next year, helped keep the Thai stock market in a rangebound trade.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian equities dip as Fed signals imminent rate hike

    Business, Published on 27/02/2017

    » Recap: While the Dow Jones set fresh records before slipping on Friday, Asian stock markets retreated as investors reassessed the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting, which kept the prospect of a March interest-rate increase in play. The Thai stock market tracked regional bourses in muted trade.

  • BUSINESS

    Wanda's Mtime deal adds what mogul's empire needs: toys

    Business, Published on 05/12/2016

    » Shanghai: Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin has already got film and television production companies, theme parks and cinemas. Now, he's betting on toys.

  • BUSINESS

    Weakness in europe keeps global equities subdued

    Business, Published on 31/10/2016

    » Recap: Global equities were affected by poor sentiment led by European stocks, which fell for the entire week on disappointing corporate results. The European Central Bank is expected to now consider further stimulus to spur the lacklustre euro zone. The US Federal Reserve, meanwhile, is seen as moving closer to raising interest rates as third-quarter GDP growth of 2.9% exceeded expectations.

  • BUSINESS

    Global shares mixed, Set has worst week of year

    Business, Published on 12/09/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied last week, propelled by fading prospects for a US rate increase this month and upbeat Chinese import data. However, markets sank on Friday after North Korea reported a nuclear test and a senior Federal Reserve official said waiting much longer to raise rates could hurt the US recovery.

  • NEWS

    Uniqlo owner sees no impact from China slowdown

    Business, Bloomberg News, Published on 29/09/2015

    » Tokyo: The Walt Disney Co's new park in Shanghai would help the Uniqlo casual wear brand expand in China, Fast Retailing Co chairman Tadashi Yanai said on Saturday, shrugging off concerns over an economic slowdown in the Japanese retailer's largest overseas market.

  • BUSINESS

    Hope in greece and Ukraine helps lift global stocks

    Business, Published on 16/02/2015

    » Recap: Global bourses early last week were jolted by nerves over Greece's finances, and downbeat Chinese trade data, but rebounded later on a peace agreement in Ukraine and European Central Bank approval of more emergency liquidity to Greece. The Thai stock market also rose slightly.

  • BUSINESS

    Jobless rate tightly anchored

    Business, Published on 04/02/2015

    » A mere 0.56% — that's Thailand's official unemployment rate as of year-end 2014. It's among the lowest in the world, and compares with 9.4% in India and 6% in the Philippines within the region.

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